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Gem

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Gem got in touch with me via previous weddings I had done on Rock My Wedding. We discussed her awesome plans over fizz in Hammersmith. She talked about getting married in the town of Brading where she grew up and why the church and whole day would mean a lot to her family history.     Gem wanted to treat …

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Krishna

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Krishna and I have known each other since I was 11 and she was 12. We met through one of my oldest friends at school, so when she asked me to help her with her wedding make up I jumped at the chance via cocktails at Charlotte’s W5!     We discussed Krishna’s love of old school Indian wedding inspiration, …

Olivia

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Olivia and I met in Searcy’s St Pancras and discussed our love of nutrition, champagne and sparkly bridesmaid dresses! Olivia was keen to be ‘her’ but on a really darn good day and with an absolute stunner of a gown by Temperley London we set about creating her wedding day look!     Olivia wore an antique brooch that had been …

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Kat

Boho, Brides, City

Kat and I met on a VERY chilly January morning at Carluccios in the city. We talked about her past experiences with make up and hair styling- she wasn’t particularly enthralled with either of the given looks, and wanted a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that would help her reflect her personality, from both before and during motherhood.   …

Lucy

Boho, Brides, Country

Kylie, thank you so much for Saturday! I’ve just had the greatest weekend of my life! You were great and everyone looked beautiful. It was so nice having you with us getting ready in the morning, OH and the pool party the next day went well!   This urban cool human being, Lucy, contacted me wanting a cool, rocky, bohemian …

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Hannah

Brides, Church, Country, Vintage

Dearest Kylie, How are you, doll?! Thank you so very much, I’d love to come and see you for a catch up and also for a skincare consult. Much love, Hannah xxxx   Where do I start with Hannah?! What an absolutely beautiful soul. From the moment Hannah emailed me, I knew I absolutely couldn’t wait to meet her and be involved with her …

Kate

Brides, Country, Vintage

  Kylie was the calm, down-to-earth, fabulously talented professional you want and need on the morning of your wedding! Right from the start, she was fantastic – reassuring, encouraging and she really does her research…creating a mood board so that you just know everything is going to be wonderful. Not only that, she worked her magic on my Mum (who …

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Lucy

Boho, Brides, Country, Vintage

    Hey lovely lady,I don’t really know where to start with all the thanks!! From start to finish you were professional, personable, bubbly, comforting and skilled. It takes a lot to make me feel beautiful, but you smashed it! You managed to nail the look I was after effortlessly, I felt elegant but with a 60s kick!! Everything I wanted, soo thanks, …

Helen

Brides, City

Hi lovely, I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for Saturday. You did an absolutely amazing job with us all, and we had lots and lots of comments on how beautiful everyone was  You were such a welcome calming influence while we were getting ready – I had a brilliant time. I hope you had a good drive back …

A Vintage inspired Orleans House Bride wearing Candy Anthony

Sophie

Brides, City, Vintage

  Kylie, Thanks for doing such an incredible job on my hair and make-up yesterday. I felt a million dollars: super confident, glam and vintage but also natural, daytime and very recognisably myself: not an easy thing to achieve!! Both hair & make-up stayed perfect all day and I couldn’t be happier with how it looked. Your presence in the morning …

Natural make up and waved hair for a Halfpenny London Bride.

Rachel

Boho, Brides, Church

Rachel got in touch with me via a recommendation from her wonderful photographer Kat Hill. We chatted over Skype about her gorgeous Halfpenny wedding dress which was being handmade in London and the idea of tousled waves and GLITTER. This was music to my ears.     There’s always room for little ones! I calmed down Rachel’s nieces fly aways …

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Connie and Paul

Brides, Engagements

You may recognise Connie from my Brides page. Connie asked me to do a lovely hydrating and concealing base for their very early morning engagement shoot at The Barbican so she could feel confident in front of the camera. She also wanted to road test some professional eye liner and fresh lipstick. Zero hesitation on my part, how simple, low …

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Connie

Brides, City, Vintage

Connie and I met in the city for a lovely cold prosecco and Pret leftovers! We spoke about all things wedding and talked about the epic continent hopping honeymoon Connie and her beau had planned. I loved that Connie talked very enthusiastically about having a bold matte red lip and false lashes- my kinda Bride!     To echo the …

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Brides

Brides, Church, City, Country, Vintage

    Photography: Catherine Gratwicke Make Up and Facial Male Grooming: Kylie McMichael using Bobbi Brown Make Up and Grooming Assistant: Raine Telles Photographic Assistant: James Deacon Creative Director: Elizabeth Edwards at Conde Nast Lifestyle and Fashion Stylist: Lucinda Turner at Conde Nast Lifestyle Assistant: Jessie Roseblade at Conde Nast Hair Styling: Imran Chowdray   Photographed on location at Hotel …

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Louise

Brides, City, Vintage

Louise got married last Winter to her beau in East London. Pre wedding we met in town and chatted about her love for mixing a glamorous vintage look with modern elegance.     We experimented during her trial with a modern deconstructed marcel wave and a full on 1920’s headpiece. Louise decided that actually she didn’t want to go as …

Kingston and Surrey wedding with a South American Heart Aflutter Bohemian Bride

Dani

Boho, Brides, Church, City

My beautiful South American soul, Dani. Dani got in contact with me via a lovely recommendation from Cecilia Di Vita at Heart Aflutter Bridal which is where she got her gorgeous dress from! We met over beers at The Archduke in Waterloo to discuss what she wanted from me for her day. Like most of my clients, Dani never wore …

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Rosie

Boho, Brides, Church, Country, Vintage

Rosie was my youngest Bride ever! And my tallest- not relevant unless you’re 5ft 2 like myself 😉 ! This statuesque beauty got in touch as she wanted something very ethereal and very different for her wedding at the incredible Babington House to compliment her bespoke gown by Anita Massarella. We bonded over coffee, literature and a love of old …

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Kirsty

Brides, City

Kirsty wanted super glowy, clear skin and delicate eye make up to go with her beautiful Charlie Brear gown. During her trial we had a play with Edwardian style half up half down, and a low Edwardian style bun. Kirsty decided she didn’t want that at all and we ended up completing the look with a blow dry and a …

Francesca

Brides, Church, Country

Francesca found me through her Sister in Law, Sophie. She had an artist in mind for her day but needed some help with her wonderful Mother in Law and Bridesmaids make up.   Francesca is a lady that knew exactly what she wanted the girls to look like so I implemented her vision of a shimmery pale lid with mauve liner …

Vanessa

Boho, Brides, Country

Vanessa and I met over lots of prosecco in winter of last year, our initial meeting covered our almost the same honeymoon plans, shared teen party haunts and lasted just over 4 hours! Vanessa combined a make up lesson for her and her gorgeous Mumma Priscilla with a hair and make up trial for them both.     Vanessa’s look …

Abi

Brides, Church, City, Vintage

Abigail got in touch looking for a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that wasn’t too stuffy but that was going to help transform her usual day look into something completely glam to match her Jenny Packham dress and headpiece.   After a trial run of a red lip and loose set marcel waves to emphasis her gorgeous curls, Abigail …

Katie

Boho, Brides, Church, City

Katie and I met on a very hot and sweaty day in a very hot and sweaty pub in St Paul’s over some very cold and much needed Pimm’s! She wanted something subtly glamorous. Waves, a beautiful nude lip and some lashes with a flick to compliment her lace dress.     Her sister wanted a super bohemian mermaid do, …

Francesca

Boho, Brides, City

Francesca and I met in Carnaby Street over Mexican street food after she emailed wanting to look even more gorgeous in her Jenny Packham gown. Her now husband, photographer Michael Gray Newington took the first two of these beautiful photos.   I fell in love with the look that Francesca wanted, a sultry aubergine smokey eye and a bitten nude …

Haniah

Asian, Brides, City

Oh, Haniah. My gorgeous, gorgeous Haniah. Where do I start? Our meeting was the 5th floor of Harvey Nicks and a little hasty! I also had to wrap my head around 4 days of wedding shooting; two mixed faith ceremonies, one western party and one single faith get together ( not pictured for religious reasons but you can find the …

Maria

Brides, Church, City

    I cannot recommend Kylie enough to all the Brides to be! She did a wonderful job on my hair and make-up that looked flawless throughout the entire day (even during the unusually warm day!) Kylie made me feel at ease from the start, having flown in from the States just the night before, she sprayed on some rose …

Heather

Boho, Brides, City

When your mutual wedding photographer calls you ‘a legend’ to her clients, it’s always a delight when they get in touch! Heather dropped me an email via our mutual photographer Laura of LM Weddings, wanting a modern, bronzed and edgy do for her day. We met in Covent Garden for fizz as she discussed what she and didn’t want. Previous times …

Katie

Brides, Church

Katie got in touch with me as she wanted beachy, sexy waved hair and luminous skin. We met on a very hot sunny day in Covent Garden and discussed her wedding venues and our Mum’s similar career paths! Random but fabulous. I love being able to meet my Brides and relate to them on levels other than those associated on …

Laura

Brides, City

Laura and her beau got married during Gay Pride! It absolutely chucked it down but they managed to get outside for some glorious photos with the party goers. So much love!   Laura was after a peachy complexion to compliment her freckles. Something simple and pretty to commentate that beautiful Jenny Packham gown. Laura’s Mumma had sensitive skin and never wore …

Lucie

Boho, Brides, Country, Vintage

Ahhhh Lucie. Ahh THAT DRESS 🙂 Lucie and I are super in love with everything French. We discussed food, fizz, Bardot, Tautou and Cotillard. Her wedding beauty inspiration was drawn heavily on their trés sophis and effortlessly sexy nature so after mood boarding we discussed and implemented her look. We started with skin- as always! Lucie had super dry and …

Mary

Boho, Brides, City, Vintage

This one has been a long time coming! Mary got married to her handsome man in Farringdon a couple of winters ago. They celebrated in style at Wilton’s Music Hall whilst she rocked a red lip and custom Jane Bourvis gown and her beau in the most fabulous burgundy velvet suit.   A flutter of lashes, red lip and edwardian style …

Alison

Boho, Brides, Church, Country

Alison got married last year to her man, Nik. Both expats living in Singapore, lots of emails were exchanged about her look, her dress and general wedding gossip and chat! As a mother of newborn twin boys, Ali was looking forward to some yummy Mummy girly time, we gave her sexy tousled waves to frame her face and make the …

Emily

Boho, Brides, Church

Emily and I first met in Soho, at The Urban Tea Rooms- if you’ve never been, GO! Olive tapenade, proper canapés and fizz. We discussed our love of the french countryside, leather biker jackets with wedding dresses and all things juxta-glam.   Emily’s maids were also being treated to Hair and Make Up. A rocky smokey eye and braids for …

Kellan

Brides, Church, Country

Kellan and I bonded over fizz at our local in Hammersmith. We talked lots about weddings, both of ours impending. Kellan was sold on my love of turning fine, flat hair into voluminous beauties. I loved her venue choices and THAT DRESS! After briefly turning Kellan into Marie Antoinette we got to work on that sexy chignon. I also gave …

Clare

Brides, City, Vintage

Awww Clare! My Aussie delight! We had our meet up over icy cold Prosecco at The Riding House Cafe in London. It was a very sweaty day in London and we cooed over how cool it was in there! Clare talked me through the looks she wanted to try for the day for her and her sister. Neither wore a …

Emma

Boho, Brides, City

I absolutely LOVED this family. I generally love all ladies I get to work with and their loved ones, but these guys? They were special. When Emma first sent me her emails, I imagined a quintessential English Rose. What I got was the funkiest  Asian fusion chicka with a name that came from her Mother’s love of English literature. This …

I got married too!

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One of the reasons I haven’t been around lately is because I went and got married myself! Here is a little taster, courtesy of that Laura McCluskey, again 😉   To be nosey at our wonderful day check out A Wedding Dress With Pockets and a Pair of Sparkly Peep Toes via Love My Dress.

Leyla

Brides

Leyla and I had worked together before. On one of my first ever films as a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist. We kept in touch and a few years later an email popped into my Inbox asking if I could do the Make Up for her and her bridal party. Whooppee! She was after a Jessica Rabbit look and …

Lisa

Brides, Church, Country, Vintage

  I am so lucky with my Brides, they’re all just so damn, COOL. Lisa’s a teacher based just outside of London and the look she as going for was very different to everyday life. 60’s glamour that included her everyday staple. Her specs. And boy, do I LOVE a lady in specs.     Because of Lisa’s specs, we …

Tasha

Brides, City, Vintage

  Tasha and Anthony had the kind of wedding I wanted to completely change mine because of. They decided to get married on the anniversary of their first date. With just 14 guests attending. It also involved a sister in Australia attending via Skype and copious amounts of love, romance and spontaneity.     Tasha contacted me TWO DAYS before …

Joyce

Brides

Joyce first came to me as a lady very much in love with make up but very confused as to what to do with it. After a through lesson in contouring, flattering shapes and shades we set to work on her wedding day make up! Joyce wanted quite a modern look. A bronzed smokey eye, coral pink lips and gorgeous …

Claire

Brides

Claire married Saladin in August 2013. They were married at Marylebone Town Hall, drank and ate at The Union Club in Soho and stayed in the gorgeous Soho Hotel post reception. Claire wanted a pretty, elegant and romantic look for the day. We teamed a peachy fresh eye and cheek with a super vibrant fuchsia lip and some lashes. Claire’s …

Harriet

Boho, Brides, City

I do absolutely love a happy couple. And these images, courtesy of Laura McCluskey are absolutely so full of love and happiness. Harri married Joe last year. She requested a super simply low key autumnal make up look to let her dress and faux fur shrug do the talking. We settled on a barely there smokey eye, a vintage peachy …

Judi

Boho, Brides, Church

Judi came to me as she wanted a glamorous yet natural flutter of lashes and a peachy fresh complexion to go with her drop dead gorgeous Jenny Packham Aspen gown. I was also put in charge of beautifying Judi’s Sister and Mum.     All Make Up: Kylie McMichael Photography: Caro Hutchings Dress: Jenny Packham, Aspen  

Kiri

Boho, Brides, City, Vintage

Kiri contacted me for a fuss free, girly but not too girly look for her wedding day to Matt. She had some preferences for her hair, she didn’t want it to be too styled but she also wanted it to subtly sweep over her ears in a Bardot sexy dishevelled way. She also wanted some fluttery lashes, subtle flicks and …

Rock My Wedding

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    Make Up Design and Artistry: Kylie McMichael using Clarins SS 2013 and Kryolan Lip n Cheek in Hibiscus and Lotus Hair Design and Styling: Lucy Spary using Bumble and Bumble Photography: Ben at Touch Photography Styling: Rock My Wedding

Catherine

Brides, City, Vintage

Catherine came to me because she wanted a completely flawless complexion for her Wedding Day. I pride myself on being able to give my clients the most radiant base for their make up so was totally thrilled to oblige! As well as a flutter of lashes and ‘just bitten’ red lip, she wanted to use her beautifully curly hair in …

Ally

Brides, City, Vintage

  My second wedding this year was again with one of my favourite Wedding Photographers, Laura McCluskey. Ally contacted me after Laura recommended me ( isn’t she a sweetie?) She already had someone fabulous to do her hair and wanted a Make Up Artist to complete the look.     I absolutely LOVE that so many of this year’s Brides …

Jean

Brides, City

My first wedding of the year was a pretty fabulous one. Jean dropped me an email asking if I could lend my services for her and her Bridal party so I packed up my kit and headed to her beautifully quirky and grown up abode in south east London for a trial. She wanted something classy, modern, elegant and fuss …

Polly

Brides, Church

Like pretty much all of my Brides, Polly came to me because she didn’t want to look too ‘done’. Fitting in Polly’s trials between her living in Singapore and popping home to Kent for fittings was surprisingly convenient. After trying some slightly gothic and ethereal looks we headed in a completely different direction and chose something healthy and bronzed, making …

Jade

Brides, Church, Vintage

Jade wanted a heavily Vintage inspired look, Marcel Waves and sexy red pout. I was also asked to work my magic on Desree ( Mother of The Bride), Celia ( Mother of The Handsome Groom) , Sooz and Clare ( Bridesmaids). All were a total joy to work on! You can never have too many lashes. For Jade’s look I …

Katie

Boho, Brides, City, Vintage

This wedding has proved to be that GORGEOUS it’s been given the Rock My Wedding seal of approval. Doesn’t she look absolutely stunning? Katie came to me as she wanted something different on her wedding day. Originally Katie wanted to do her own hair but after discussing what kind of head piece she would be going for, this beautiful and …